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Charleston In Colonial Times

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In colonial times Charleston ■was a iavorite settlement of the mother country, owing to the value of its exporta- indigo, rice, and naval stores. In 1731 forty thousand barre' of rice were exported, and, as it was said, "London and Liverpool looked lovingly on the brisk colony of the Ashley and Cooper." The sons of the wealthiest planters were almost universally sent to England to be educated, no other oolony in the New World sending so many. Fashions was brought over for the wives and daughters ; Maderia wine, punch, tea, coffee, and chocolate were in common use ; and f our horse coaches rolled up to the doors of the little churchos, now almost lost in a second growth of wild forest. Outdoor sports were much affected by the planters, who kept fine horses and dogu, and hunted over the country in English style, although on a laxger scale than was possible in that well-bounded, wellmeted-out island. They killed foxes, deer, and bears, and now and then an Indian, for the foresta were still full of the red-skinned f oes. - Harper'a Magasñne. _ A kktail liquor deaJor in Chicago, arrested for having in his possession two barrels of whiskey without stamps on them, got clear of the charge by proving that a pet woodchuck had gnawed the stamps off, either from pure cussedness, or a love of the paste and ink. No wellregtilated liqnor concern should be without its serviceable woodchuck.


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